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Mayweed

Anthemis cotula

Also known as

Mather, Dog- Or Hog's-Fennel, Dog-Finkle, Dog-Daisy, Pig-Sty-Daisy, Chigger-Weed, Foetid Chamomile, Mayweed Chamomile, Stinking chamomile, Marguerite, Dog's-fennel, Pig-sty-daisy, Maroute, Maruta cotula, Cotula Maruta foetida, Manzanilla loca, Wild chamomile, Camomille puante, Foetid chamomile Maithes, Maithen, Mathor, Camomille des chiens, Stinkende Hundskamille, Camomila-de-cachorro, Macéla-fétida, Manzanilla hedionda

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

40cm

20cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

Mayweed Overview

Mayweed is an annual glandular plant, with upright, branching stems each topped by a single large flower head. The plant has a harsh taste and an acrid smell. Its height ranges from 28-56 cm. The leaves of the plant grow straight from the stem and sometimes have very fine soft hairs on the upper surface, though the plant is mostly hairless.

Common problems with Mayweed

How to harvest Mayweed

The flowers must not be gathered when wet, or they will blacken during drying.

How to propagate Mayweed

Seed

Sowing time - Autumn.

Other uses of Mayweed

Grown for their daisy-like flower heads and fern-like foliage. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Edible

Stems